Robert Corby O’Grady - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Robert Corby O’Grady

December 11, 1977 - December 8, 2023

Robert Corby O’Grady, age 45, of Newark, DE, passed away at home on Friday, December 8, 2023.

Born in Newark, Delaware on December 11, 1977, he was the son of the late Thomas Michael O’Grady and Kathleen (Corby) O’Grady. Robert graduated from Hodgson Vo-Tech High School in 1997. His past employment included Allied Barton as a security specialist.

Robert was a member of the Special Olympics community and the Newark Dragons team. He competed in bocce and bowling and became an Athlete Lead in 2016.

Robert loved watching NASCAR and his favorite driver, Dale Earnhart. After he was converted by his brother, Tommy, and long-time friend, Sean, Robert could be found sporting his Philadelphia Eagles gear each week during the football season. He enjoyed making videos, hanging out at home with friends, and going to the movies. Truly a patriotic soul, Robert liked to sing “God Bless the USA” at karaoke and wore out his favorite red, white, and blue flag shirt.

Robert is survived by his loving wife of 11 years, Kristin; his only brother, Tommy (Beth) of Middletown, DE; and many nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm on Monday, December 18, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 6:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Robert’s name to Special Olympics Delaware, 619 South College Avenue, Newark, DE, 19713 or online by clicking here.


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13 Condolences for Robert Corby O’Grady

  • I love you my Brother, I’m so thankful to God that I had you in my life. Ever since Friday, I feel like part of me is gone. My only hope is one day we will be reunited by the promise of our Savior and Lord, Jesus the Messiah. Your love for Him was so amazing. You knew He loved you, which you said had to be hard to do. It was so easy for all who knew you. I love you my Brother

  • you will be so missed. it was an honor to be your coach and mentor.

  • Used to belong to the Special Olympics Delaware but we moved to Florida in the villages and we are sorry. Robert was a very nice person and we’re sorry to see him go he will be missed.

  • it was great knowing him as a friend so sad he died at a young age to god bless him now he is in heaven with his parents

  • Rest in Peace, Robert! Kristin, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you both.

  • Kristen I am so sorry. I’m sure you will miss Rob so much but I’m sure he’s at peace in Heaven. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • So sorry that Rob passed away at such a young age. Our family sends our sympathy to Kristin and the family.Rob and Kristen spent some time at the beach with our family.Rob was such a pleasant and kind person.He had such a beautiful smile and his eyes sparkled when he smiled too.He loved Football and the WWE and loved entertaining his friends during these events.He had a lot of things to overcome and deal with but with faith and courage he pressed on.Know that he is now in Jesus’ arms and made whole.We will miss him.May God get you through this difficult time. Sincere sympathy from the Carrel Family.

  • My prayers and condolences to you Kristin and the O’Grady family.
    So sorry for your loss. 🙏🙏🙏
    You may not remember me I came to my Uncle Tommy’s funeral. He was my godfather and cousin Barbara told me over the weekend.
    I’m your cousin Lisa O’Grady from NJ.
    Thinking of you all through this difficult time. We love you all the O’Grady family in New Jersey. ♥️

  • I’ve always loved all your family RIP!

  • We remember Rob from Newark De. He was good friends with my sons Patrick and Chris. They had many sleepovers and built snow ramps and a lot of shenanigans. They were all jokesters and had a lot of fun together. After we moved Kristen you and Rob visited both the boys!! We were facebook friends for a long time. I would still see him as a little kid. Sorry to you Kristen I know there is a hole in your heart. Just remember God has a new Angel in heaven. And I am sure Rob will be watching over you.

  • My condolences to Kristen and the O’Grady family.
    Rest In Peace Robert

  • Dear cousins,
    I’m so sorry to hear about Robert’s passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you, cousin Tricia O’Grady🙏

  • Our condolences on the loss of Robert.